Top housebuilders shine at NHBC’s annual Health and Safety Award

NHBC has announced the winning site managers honoured at this year’s Health and Safety Awards.

National award winners Daniel Parker (Large category) and Jamie Street (Multi-storey category) both from Berkeley Homes, Derek Biggans (Medium category) from Dawn Homes and Nick Booth from Duchy Homes (Small category), demonstrated exceptional standards of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff and the public in their respective categories. 30 site managers from across the UK were Highly Commended for Health and Safety on site.

Berkley Homes also received a Special Award in recognition of their £2m innovation fund which launched in early 2015 challenging individuals, inventors, companies and universities to come up with bright ideas that change the way people think and work in construction.

Organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, and independently judged by CITB, Constructing Better Health and the HSE, the awards have been running for seven years and are the only health and safety recognition scheme in the UK exclusively for home builders. The winners received their awards at a gala event in Birmingham on Friday 8 July hosted by NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton and special guest Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards.

The awards recognise commitment to accident and ill health prevention and are open to all NHBC registered builders. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but other indicators such as effective planning for health and safety before a project starts, a tidy, well-organised site as well as an infrastructure that supports the site manager.

Mike Quinton, NHBC Chief Executive, said:

“It’s been a fantastic year with a record number of entries; we had an outstanding shortlist of finalists this year, strengthening the importance given to health and safety on house-building sites across the UK.

“NHBC believes it is crucial to recognise and reward those house builders that demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in preventing accidents and ill health not just onsite but the surrounding community it works in.

“This year’s winners demonstrated their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record while keeping up with the growing demand for quality new homes. We offer them our congratulations.”

For the full list of winners please visit: www.nhbc.co.uk/HSAwards/Winnersarchive/2016Winners/